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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prevalence Of Pterygium In Botucatu City - São Paulo State, Brazil [prevalência De Pterígio No Município De Botucatu - Estado De São Paulo, Brasil]
Author: Shiratori C.A.
De Barros J.C.
De Matos Lourenco R.
Padovani C.R.
Cordeiro R.
Schellini S.A.
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of pterygium in a population-based sample at Botucatu City - São Paulo State, Brazil. Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study with randomized clustered sampling of households was conducted in the urban area of the Botucatu City - São Paulo State, Brazil and 85.1% of the intended sample was evaluated. All participants were submitted to ophthalmologic examination and the data were statistically analyzed. Results: The prevalence of pterygium lesion in Botucatu City was 8.12% (7.0% CI < 9.2%), affecting mainly males (10.4% males X 6.5% females - 8.5% < CI 12.3% for males and 5.1% < CI < 7.8% for females) with 49.6 ± 14.9 years old in average; 32.18% of the pterygium carriers aged between 40 and 50 years. Conclusions: The prevalence of pterygium at Botucatu is 8.12%, affecting most frequently 40-50 year-old males.
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. , v. 73, n. 4, p. 343 - 345, 2010.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-27492010000400008
Date Issue: 2010
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